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and removed to Holley, where the new organization
was thereafter known as the ' Church of INIurray.'

The village of Holley was incorporated undei" tlu'
general Act of the Legislature, July 1, 1850.



CHAPTER XXIII.




TUE YILLAC4If; OF ntJLBERTOX.

Joseph Biuld — Canal Basin — First Warehouse — First Grocerj' — First
Tavern — I. IT. S. Hulbert — First Named Scio — Methodist Society —
Abijah Reed and Sons.



HE village of Hulberton is a canal village
in the town of Murray, Joseph Budd, from
the county of Rensselaer, x^ew York, settled
here in May, 1826, and purchased of a former proprietor
about one hundred acres of land lying on both sides
of the canal. At lirst Mr. Budd resided in a log
house standing a little soutli of the Methodist Meeting
liouse. He afterwards erected a substantial stone
dwelling in which he resided, now occupied by Mr.
.Marcus H. Phillips.

Mr. Budd was a large hearted, generous and public
spirited man, with sagacity enough to see liere must
l)e a village if the advantages were properly improved,
and he set to work accordingly.

In 1828 he dug a basin in the soutli bank of the
canal west of the bridge, large enough for canal boats
to turn about in, and commenced to sell village lots to
sQcli as he could induce to purchase of him. Settlers
soon located here.

In 1880, Dr. Frisbie built a warehouse on the basin
Budd had dug out. This was the lirst ware-
house.

Isaac II. tS. liulburt opened a grocery on the
tow path east of the bridge in 1830, being the first
grocery.



* OF ORLEANS COUNTY. '^09

Orsamus Squire buiit and occupied a store on the
lot now used for a liotel, in 1828. This was the first
store.

This store was altered over and fitted up for a
tavern, and tlie first tavern kept here hy Tinioth}-
Tuttle, in 1832.

In 1833 Mr. Budd caused his land next to the liigii-
way and canal to be laid out into village lots by A.
Cantine, surveyor, and the village has been Iniilt on
this plan.

I. H. S. Hulburt was an active business man, wlio
sold goods, bought farm produce, staves and lumber,
and drove a brisk trade with the boatmen, and served
as justice of the peace.

Finding it inconvenient to 0:0 over to Sandv Creek,
on the Ridge for all their mail business, he applied
for a post office here.

The village was named Scio at an early day by ^Iv.
George Squire.

On examining for a name for the new post office, it
vvas found there was one post office named Scio in
ISTew York alread}^, and tlie village name of Scio was
changed to Hulberton, in honor of Mr. Hiilburt, 1)}'
which name the village and the j)Ost office have ever
since been called.

The post office was established in 1835, I. H. S. Hul-
burt, first postmaster.

Mr. Joseph Budd was a religious man, and desiring
to promote the cause of religion and good morals
among the people in his settlement, he invited Elders
Wooster and Hemenwa}^ of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, to make this one of their preaching stations,
and through these instrumentalities, a society and
church of Methodists was organized. This society
erected their meeting house in 1835. Its trustees
.at that time were I. 11. S. llulburt, Saniu(4 Co}M'-



810 riOiTEKK HISTORY

land, Hiram Hibbard, Josepli Budd, and George
Squire.

Among the prominent business men whose wealth
and industry aided largely to build up Hulberton,
were the Reed family, consisting of Abijali Reed
and his sons Epenetus, Hercules and Jacob, and his
son-in-law Edward Mulford.

They were merchants, upright, honorable, and fair,
who came here from Greene county, N. Y. They en-
joyed the confidence of the community, and carried
on a large business while they lived.

Gilbert Turner was the first blacksmith, and Wm.
Perrigo was the first shoemaker.

Among the early settlers in and near Hulberton
wei-e Remember S. Wheeler, George Squire, and
Hanford Phillips, who bought the farm on which Mr,
Budd formerly resided and on which he set out the
apple orchard, which has since become justly cele-
brated, now owned by Mr. Phillips.

Mr. Joseph Budd, wiio is worthy to be called the
l*ioneer of Hulberton, died in May, 1806.



CHAPTER XXrV




VILLAGE OF niNDSBtTRGH.

Jacob Luttenlon— Jacob Hinds and Brothers — First W:irchonst
Allison — First Hotel.

'iXDSBURGH, a little village in the tcnvii



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